Californian former horse race jockey Bill Sutton is found beaten to death on the tracks. Patrick and the CBI team investigate possible motives from ruthless colleague - and stable competition, gambling, personal debts, an alleged accident and possible cheating. Patrick devises a complicated sting to trick the killer. Written by
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Twin horses featured in this episode are called Castor's Folly and Pollock's Dream, according to signs on their stalls. In Greek and Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux (not Pollock) were twins who were transformed into the constellation Gemini ("The Twins"). Pollock is the common name for various species of edible fish. See more
Jane claims that covering all of the combinations in order to win him the trifecta cost him $5000. Yet a typical race has less than 13 horses 13 x 13 x 13 is 2197 possible combinations. He claims to have bet 50 cents but even at the normal $2 value of the smallest wager that's only $4394. See more
[the ME finds a card on the victim
That's my card!
How did you do that?
Card tricks? A man has lost his life. You should be ashamed of yourself.
References The Red Pony